As Gazans try to recover from this summer's war with Israel, some are turning to a local station called Radio Alwan to get information, trade stories and tips and get educated about subjects ranging from PTSD to where aid drops are happening.
Ahad Momand is the first — and only — Afghan to have gone into space. He was a national hero after his flight in 1988, but it nearly ended in tragedy after a computer malfunction stranded him in orbit without food or water.
Iraqi security forces at the critical Baiji oil refinery have been holding the facility for four months against repeated ISIS attacks. Now the US is flying supplies to the small Iraqi contingent after its own air force had some its helicopters shot down by militants.
Thousands of Iranians took to the streets on Wednesday in Tehran and Isfahan, the city that's seen at least eight acid attacks on women over the past couple of months. The attacks have left young women fearful of going out and many Iranians demanding better security.
North Korea is one of the most repressive countries on earth, with almost no freedom of religion. But Christian missionaries, it turns out, have a long history with the country. And a number of them are even allowed to operate there today.
Kim Jong-Un has apparently been watching The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. After North Korea threatened yet again to bomb a huge tower lit up like a Christmas tree, South Korea finally took it down. But the timing seems fishy to observers.
Jordan Matson, from Racine, Wisconsin, was once a soldier in the US Army. Today Matson is a volunteer fighter with a Kurdish militia in northern Syria, fighting against ISIS and hoping to bring more Americans over to join the war.
The Korean American community is standing by a new statue honoring thousands of "comfort women," or sex slaves, used by Japanese soldiers during World War II. Japanese conservatives say the statue has to go. And both sides are taking the issue to the White House.
Disney has released the hit song from Frozen, "Let it Go," which includes 25 different languages — most of them European and none from Africa. This follows criticism that Disney has again depicted its female lead as blue-eyed and blonde-haired.
In Nepal, as many as a quarter of newborn deaths could be prevented with the use of an inexpensive antiseptic ointment, routinely used after childbirth in the US. The challenge is getting it to the women who need it in time.
Deepak Singh grew up in Lucknow, India, thinking Indians were the good guys and Pakistanis the bad guys. Now that he's moved to the United States and finally met people from Pakistan, he sees things differently.
How should a woman ask for a raise? She shouldn't, said Microsoft's CEO at recent women's tech conference. But if that sounds shocking, it wasn't for many Indian women who have been told throughout their lives to keep quiet while the men are encouraged to get ahead.
A couple of years ago, Hamas and Israeli TV news stations happened to be simultaneously showing live feeds from the other's show, when the Israel anchor decided to try talking to the Hamas anchor. That led to a conversation that is still happening, occasionally, today.
Lead by example. That's the message the Chinese government is sending to its leaders. Communist Party leaders are being told to encourage each other to quit smoking — and to not smoke in public at all.
Tunnels aren't just used by Hamas to launch rockets or sneak fighters into Israel. They're also a powerful psychological weapon that leaves Israelis with the potent fear of raids and kidnappings. That's why the Israeli military is focusing its hunt underground.
In the Arab world, the Holocaust is usually viewed with suspicion. But, recently, some Palestinians have started to accept the Holocaust as a grave crime against the Jewish population of Europe. And on Monday, the Palestinian leader joined that group.
A year-long investigation by the New York Times shows the huge unmet need for kidney transplants across the world, and how Costa Rica has become a key place for people willing to buy themselves off of massive waiting lists.
Ahmed Ismail Hassan al Samadi was a 22-year-old citizen journalist who was shot and killed while filming a protest in Bahrain in 2012. Journalist Elizabeth Dickinson recounts the challenges Ahmed's family faced in their quest to finding answers about their son's death.
The Afghan election is just a month away and security is a major campaign issue. Civilian casualties are at an all-time high. Kamel Hamade was a businessman who went to great lengths to make his restaurant an oasis in otherwise violent Kabul, and he died for his efforts.
The BBC's Jonny Hogg reports that botanists are reporting the discovery of a spectacular new species of palm tree found on the island of Madagascar: the giant palm flowers once a century, and then essentially self destructs.
Soaring food prices are becoming too costly for nearly a billion rice eaters around the world, so costly that The Asian Development Bank is holding a special meeting in Spain and is considering granting more aid to Asian rice farmers